Working at Horizen Labs

Junior Cryptographer Milan, Italy


Horizen Labs is a blockchain technology company that designs, develops and delivers powerful, scalable and reliable distributed ledger solutions for business. Our Core Engineering Team is based in Milan, Italy. It’s an innovative and collaborative group of technical developers who are dedicated to the design and development of world-class blockchain-based products.

We are now looking for a Junior Cryptographer, or Applied Cryptographer, to join our Cryptography Team and develop cutting-edge SNARK-based proof-composition models and software.

The Role

  • Help the team, to develop practical applications using both advanced SNARK-based protocols and conventional cryptographic tools
  • Keep up to date on emerging capabilities in the fast-growing Zero-Knowledge area and identify where and how new capabilities can be applied
  • Identify and recommend technologies and cryptographic solutions to solve technical challenges
  • Participate in standards setting, perform collaborative research into open source solutions and assist technical colleagues in their development work

Skills & Qualifications

  • MS/Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Programming, or Computer Engineering
  • Core understanding of classical crypto primitives (symmetric and public key cryptography)
  • Base principles of Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Zero-knowledge proofs and SNARGs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Foundations of blockchain technology, and experience developing in Rust and/or C++, is a plus.

Who we are

Horizen Labs is a blockchain technology startup that enables businesses to build distributed ledger solutions that are fast, secure, private, and scalable. We provide a seamless way for businesses to incorporate customized digital ledger technology into their operations, removing a significant barrier to blockchain adoption and advancing the industry as a whole. Our proprietary sidechain deployment tool utilizes Horizen’s highly secure, privacy-focused, public infrastructure. We recently raised $4 million from some of the industry’s top thought leaders, including Digital Currency Group and Liberty City Ventures.